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Welcome to the 2010 Fall Home & Harvest Festival!

The show will also feature a free pumpkin patch and hay maze donated by Ridge Feed & Supply and the grounds will be decorated with all the scarecrows entered in the “Make Your Own Scarecrow Contest,” where the children of Nevada County can win an Ultimate Kids Birthday Party sponsored by Awesome Jump House’s and Slides! This publication is your guide to the weekend, with a complete list of participating vendors, all with thousands of ideas to get your home ready for winter, plus highlighting the many festivities going on at the fairgrounds throughout the weekend, including a Back to Basics schedule, information on the free pumpkin patch and many other fun activities for the kids. So, come out, enjoy yourself and take advantage of the many new products and services that show has to offer at this truly exciting hometown event. See you at the home show!

This exciting event will take place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds this weekend, October 16 and 17, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Decorate • Renovate • Inspire Talk to the pros: This year’s home show will feature thousands of ideas to get your home ready for winter, plus, home decor, gardening and landscaping, and more. Get all your home improvement needs at discounted and wholesale rates and learn how to do it yourself. Back to Basics Due to an overwhelming response in 2009, we will be bringing back “Back to Basics” again this year with a series of workshops and demonstrations on living sustainable and self-sufficient in today’s economy. Workshops will feature beekeeping, soap making, canning and more!

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the Union’s 8th annual Fall Home & Harvest Festival saturday, october 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and sunday, october 17, 10 a.m.-4p.m. the Nevada County Fairgrounds talk to the pros! Check out the latest home improvement ideas at a discounted home show rate! Plus activities for the kids!

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More info: theunion.com/homeshow or call (530) 477-4241

Publisher Jeff AckermAn Sales Director JuliA StiDhAm Special Sections manager home & harvest festival coordinator tArA WAlterS (530) 477-4241 or during show hours (302) 545-3209 Publication Design Julie miller Advertising representatives JoDi JAnningS meliSSA rhoDen JAmie mArchetti BArBArA WiBBerley emeliA mArini ShAWn ryley JAcki WeBBer

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he Union Newspaper, Ridge Feed & Supply Co. and Simply Country — The Farm Store will partner at this year’s Fall Home & Harvest Show to raise money for the 2010 Paint the Town Pink, by sponsoring a pumpkin patch and hay maze at the home show. Smaller pumpkins will be given to the children for free (one per child) and larger ones are available for a small donation to the 2010 Paint the Town Pink. Children can then paint their pumpkin, with a minimum donation of $1, with paint provided by B&C True Value Hardware. Not only will Ridge Feed and The Farm Store support Paint the Town Pink through the donation of pumpkins, they will be taking on their own campaign, in collaboration with a national Purina Mills program, throughout the month of October at their business locations to benefit the 2010 Paint the Town Pink. For every bag of Purina Mills Pink 50 that is sold at Ridge Feed and The Farm Store, a portion of the proceeds will be donated nationally through Purina Mills for breast cancer research. Locally, Ridge Feed and The Farm Store will donate $1 for every bag of Purina Pink 50 products sold during the month of October to Paint the Town Pink, which will benefit the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. “Our goal is to raise over $2,500 for this cause and as customers purchase Purina Pink 50 products, they will help us achieve our goal,” said Curt Chittock, owner of Ridge Feed and The Farm Store. During the Fall Home & Harvest Show, visit Ridge Feed and The Farm Store’s booth located on the marigold pathway, and find out how you can help. Ridge Feed and The Farm Store will also be at this year’s Paint the Town Pink, celebrating the success of their local campaign and presenting a check for the SNMH foundation. The Union is proud to be partners with Ridge Feed and The Farm Store and is grateful for their donation to make both events a success. Not only will they be supporting this major local nonprofit event, they will be bringing joy to thousands of children who come to this year’s Home & Harvest show with their hay maze and pumpkin patch. Please join us in support of Paint the Town Pink to benefit the SNMH Foundation.

Table of contents
Something for everyone at the home show Scarecrow contest VersaSteel thank you Vendor profile: Kerrock Kitchen & Bath Vendor profile: All About Gutters 6 reasons to join NCCA Back to Basics introduction and schedule Back to Basics demonstrator: Frontier Angel Soap Back to Basics demonstrator: A to Z Supply Back to Basics demonstrator: Fire Save Council Back to Basics demonstrator: Apollo Olive Oil Back to Basics demonstrator: Opus Two Alpacas and A Start Alpacas Back to Basics demonstrator: Pine Tree Quilt Guild Vendor listings Harvest Hunt Fairgrounds map

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Home improvement & home decor
Talk to the pros! Thousands of ideas for your home at wholesale and discounted rates. Plus, crafts, gifts and more.

Back to Basics
This very special series of workshops and demonstrations will teach you how to live sustainable and self-sufficient in today’s economy. Join the Pine Tree Quilt Guild in making a handmade quilt, learn how to make soap, can your own food and even learn about beekeeping! Check out page-- for a complete schedule and features on the Back to Basics vendors and workshops. You will gain knowledge that you can carry on for generations, bringing you Back to Basics.

growers’ market
On Sunday only, at this year’s Fall Home & Harvest Festival, the Nevada County Growers Market will be at the show, with all the seasonal fruits and vegetables you could ever imagine!

pumpkin patch
Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch sponsored by Ridge Feed and Supply. Follow the hay maze to hundreds of FREE pumpkins located in the middle of the fairgrounds — small pumpkins are free and donate a modest amount for large pumpkins to support the 2010 Paint the Town Pink, benefiting the local cure for breast cancer through the SNMH Foundation. While you are there, join in on the fun at Paint-aPumpkin for a minimum donation of $1 to the cause.

food court & beer and wine pavilion
Great Food Court and Beer & Wine Pavilion serving local brews and wines of Nevada County, as a fundraiser for the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.

meet & greet ms. Greater sacramento
Ms. Greater Sacramento and owner of local business M3 Mall will be donating her time to this year’s Fall Home & Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 16 from noon to 3 p.m., by welcoming all home show attendees at the door and handing out event guides at the main entrance. Stop by and say hi! ( www.facebook.com/ m3mall and www.m3mall.biz)

hay maze
Follow the hay maze that leads you to more than 700 free pumpkins located in the middle of the grounds. Courtesy Ridge Feed.

Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop donated a mountain bike to The Union’s Newspaper in Education program. This program raises money for newspapers to be provided to classrooms in Nevada County. Tickets for the bike are available for a $5 donation to the program. Stop by The Union’s booth to donate to the cause and a chance to win the bike!

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face painting
Half of the proceeds will be donated to Paint the Town Pink, Nevada County’s Premier Women’s expo benefiting local breast cancer care.

book signing
Purchase a commemorative piece of Nevada County History and meet the authors for a book signing at the Home Show with local historian Bob Wyckoff and comic artist for The Union Newspaper, Bob Crabb. Wyckoff has authored local history publications. Wyckoff is a fourth generation native Californian and for the past ten years he has been a contributor of stories and photos to The Union. Currently, he writes and photographs the paper’s weekly feature, Timelines! Crabb’s compilation of 116 of his original comics published in The Union is called “Once Upon a Village.”

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Hosted by The Union and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, the fourth annual Paint the Town Pink — Nevada County’s Premier Women’s Expo, benefiting the SNMH Foundation for local breast cancer care — will take place in the main building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, but at the Fall Home & Harvest Festival this weekend, you can get them for only $25! Many of the events activities, including the pumpkin patch and face painting will be raising money for the cause.

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge railroad will be open to the public with FREE admission during the hours of The Union’s Fall Home & Harvest Show with their special Ghost Trains, Ltd. exhibit and fall accents and pumpkin patches that represent the historical narrow gauge railroad that served the twin cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City. This exhibit is informative, educational and fun for the whole family!

You can find the awesome jump houses and slides in the middle of the grounds operating all weekend long. Bounce once for $3 or get a daily pass for only $12. Race around the fairgrounds with Radical Racers, located by the food court. $4 for one ride.

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Make your own scarecrow contest!
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he harvest festival will continue to celebrate the change of seasons with a new contest at this year’s Home & Harvest Festival that will decorate the fairgrounds with fall décor. The “Make Your Own Scarecrow Contest’, hopes to bring a unique group of talented children to the fairgrounds throughout the weekend to show off their creations. And the winner will definitely be celebrating with the prize: An Ultimate Kids Party! This is a gift certificate for a five-hour rental of a bounce house of their choice and a cotton candy machine for a party, so they will be celebrating in style! Awesome Jump Houses & Slides will be donating the prize to the winner and will also be at the event — you can’t miss the big bounce house in the middle of the field. All scarecrows entries are to be made at home and brought to the fairgrounds to be on display at the event. The plan is to decorate the fairgrounds with the creations of children in our community. “It will really bring out the fall spirit,” says Tara Walters, the event’s coordinator. “I think it is a great prize that many children would love winning, so we hope to get a good response from the community.” Participants can even choose to donate their scarecrow to the 2010 Paint the Town Pink. All donated scarecrows will be on sale at this years Home & Harvest Festival for a donation to the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation for advancement in local breast cancer care. Scarecrows will not be taken home, however, until after the winner is announced on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. Children can also choose to pick their scarecrow up, to decorate their own home this Halloween, after the contest on Sunday at 3 p.m. “We would love to have all the scarecrows on display at the event all weekend long,” Walters explains, “so bring your entry to us on Friday or as early as possible on Saturday during the show.” You can drop off your entry up until 5 p.m. on Saturday during the Fall Home & Harvest Festival, however, participants are encouraged to bring their entry

Back to Basics structure specially built by Nevada County business
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he Union would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to VersaSteel Structures Inc. for designing the steel stage covering for the 2010 Back to Basics demonstrations and workshops. Kevin O’Conner, owner of both VersaSteel Structures Inc. and Gutterglove of Nevada County, specializes in making these steel buildings that look attractive and fit nicely with your home and add value to your property. Be sure to stop by the Back to Basics area of the event to check out this unique design that could become a part of your home and to listen to the Back to Basics demonstrations throughout the weekend. The VeraSteel Structure frame material is the strongest in the industry and can be easily dismantled and moved, if necessary. A unique combination of steel framing and paneling creates a maintenance-free, secure building that is bug, rot and fire proof. For more information visit www.verasteel.com. After taking a look at the VersaSteel Structure and enjoying the demonstrations at the Home & Harvest Festival, be sure to stop by and say hi to Kevin, representing his other business, Gutterglove of Nevada County, located in the Main Building. Gutterglove recently topped 19 different products tested and reviewed in the September issue of Consumer Reports magazine, with the highest rating and an overall score of 89 points on its core products, Gutterglove Pro. For more information, visit Kevin at the Home Show or go to www.gutterglove.com.

before the event starts or early Saturday so the scarecrows can be on display all weekend long. And then, of course, all participants are also encouraged to come out and see the complete display of entries. The winner will be announced Sunday Oct. 17, at the Back to Basics stage, located just outside of the Northern Mines building at 3 p.m. “It should be really exciting to see all the entries that we get and the kids are going to have a lot of fun doing it! And if they want, they can even be donating to a good cause at the same time,” Walters said. “It is these kinds of events that tie the community closer together and I hope everyone will come out and participate in this event, whether you are making a scarecrow or just enjoying the seasonal décor.” So come out, have fun and join in on the fun at this year’s Home & Harvest Festival! And while you are out there, make sure you say “thank you” to Dan Wiles of Awesome Jump Houses & Slides for sponsoring this event. You can find Dan on the web at www. danwilesemtertainment.com or (530) 274-9137 to plan your next kids party! See page 8 for an entry form and more information on entering the contest.

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a closer look at your vendor: Kerrock Kitchen and Bath

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You have probably walked by the bright yellow Kerrock Kitchen & Bath tent, at the home shows in Grass Valley. They’re longtime vendors at the shows and are located by the main entrance in front of the fairgrounds office. They are no ordinary vendor with an ordinary product. But if you take a closer look, you will find that there is something extraordinary underneath that big yellow tent that you will not find at any other business in America! Stanko Lisal, owner of Kerrock Kitchen & Bath, started working with his dad 15 years ago and branched off and opened his own company nine years ago, naming it after a European composite solid surface material called Kerrock. Lisal is the only person in the United States that offers this unique material for kitchen and bath design and he swears that its durability and quality are like no other.

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Rules & Regulations - Contest open to all ages - All scarecrows must be dropped off at the Nevada County Fairgrounds between the hours of 10am and 3pm on Friday October 15 or during the Home & Harvest Festival on Saturday October 16 between 10am5pm. Drop off will be located in the main building lobby at The Union’s booth with entry form attached. DO NOT BRING TO FAIRGROUNDS OFFICE. - All participants can opt to either pick up their entry after the winner is announced on Sunday, October 17 at 3pm at the Home & Harvest Festival or donate their entry to be sold at the Home & Harvest Festival to raise money for Paint the Town Pink- proceeds to benefit the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation for the local fight against breast cancer. ** - Need not be present to win. 

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ENTRY FORM

Check one: I would like to donate my scarecrow to be sold Name ____________________________________________ at The Union’s Fall Home & Harvest Festival to Age ______ Phone # __________________ raise money for Paint the Town Pink and the advancement of local breast cancer care. Address __________________________________________ I would like to pick up my scarecrow after the __________________________________________ contest at the Fall Home & Harvest Festival on Sunday October 17 at 3pm or at The Union SEE YOU AT THE Newspaper after October 20. Fall HoMe & HarvesT FesTival For more information call: NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-477-4241

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ue to an overwhelming response in 2009, the Union’s Fall Home & Harvest Festival is proud to bring back “Back to Basics” to the 2010 show. Back to Basics will serve as a center for gathering information and generating new knowledge on living sustainably and self-sufficient in today’s economy. this is a true destination event for all of Nevada County looking to learn new ways to lower their monthly expenses by doing it themselves. there will be demonstrations and workshops all weekend long on beekeeping, weaving, soap making,

canning and more! you can even help put together a patch on a hand-quilted blanket that will be donated to Paint the town Pink and the advancement of breast cancer care in Nevada County. take advantage of the many fun and educational experiences that this show has to offer. stop by the Back to Basics area, located outside of the Northern mines Building, to visit each of the participating vendor and to watch the demonstrations that are taking place both days of the show.

The basics of tasting and buying olive oil presented by Apollo olive oil saturday, oct. 16: 11-11:30 a.m. sunday, oct, 17: 2:45-3 p.m. apollo olive oil is pleased to participate again in the Union’s Fall Home & Harvest Festival. this local, familyowned business lives the back-tobasics essentials of top quality olive oil milling. the old-growth olive groves are farmed sustainably and picked by hand to produce raw oil that is certified organic, with no additives of any kind. Join apollo olive oil for their informative demonstration on how to recognize real extra virgin olive oil and the basics of tasting and buying an olive oil that is right for you. Transforming alpaca fleece into products presented by A star Alpacas and opus two Alpacas saturday, oct.16: 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. sunday oct. 17: 12:30- 1 p.m. opus two alpacas & a star alpacas are pleased to be joining the Fall Home & Harvest Festival’s Back to Basics this year. enjoy demonstrations of weaving and spinning of alpaca fleece and be lead through the basic steps of turning alpaca fleece into finished products. Help Make A Quilt: Hand quilting 101 Pine Tree Quilt Guild saturday, oct.16: 12:30-1 p.m. sunday, oct. 17: 1:15-1:45 p.m. Join the Pine tree Quilt Guild in picking out pieces for a one-of-a-kind handquilted blanket to be donated to the

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11-11:30 a.m. Olive Oil 101 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Transforming Alpaca Fleece 12:30-1p.m. Handquilting 101 1:15-1:45 p.m. Soapmaking 101 2-2:30 p.m. Beekeeping 101 2:45-3:15 p.m. Canning 101 3:30-4 p.m. Vegetation Management 101

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The basics of canning presented by A to Z supply saturday, oct. 16: 2:45- 3:15 p.m. sunday, oct. 17: 11;45- 12:15 p.m. Join a to Z supply in their informative demonstration on making and canning your own homemade apple butter and other goodies from your pantry for the holiday season. Presented by Certified master Food Preserver, april reese, newly certified through the UC Davis Cooperative extension and garden center manager at a to Z supply, along with her fellow employees. a longtime vendor of the Union’s home shows, they are answering the call of helping their community with not only educating the public with growing their own food, but also how to preserve it safely. Vegetation Management presented by Fire safe council saturday, oct. 16: 3:30-4 p.m. sunday, oct. 17: 11-11:30 a.m. the Fire safe Council of Nevada County will present a vegetation management workshop about creating defensible space, unintended consequences to avoid, proper pruning techniques and various management methods such as browsing and competition. a licensed herbicide advisor and applicator will also provide education on how to properly use products to eradicate the toughest invasive weeds. Guests will receive a comprehensive plant guide to provide options for landscaping with a fire wise focus on framing the structure. learn about free landowner assistance programs to achieve your defensible space goals. if you’re unable to make the workshop, contact the Fire safe Council for personalized service at (530) 272-1122.

silent auction for the 2010 Paint the town Pink. through the demonstration you will learn the basics of making a nine-patch quilt block and be able to join in on the fun of piecing together your own patch of a quilt that will be donated to this great cause! if time allows, the Pine tree Quilt Guild will also demonstrate simple quilting techniques with a sewing machine. Making soap from locally purchased ingredients Frontier Angel soap saturday, oct. 16: 1:15-1:45 p.m. sunday, oct. 17: 2-2:30 p.m. Using simple vegetable-based ingredients available from most grocery stores, Frontier angel soap, will make three pounds of soap, teaching the

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a closer look at your vendor: Frontier Angel Soap

Lather up for soap making
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rontier Angel Soap, established by Diane Longacre in 2003 near her home town of Mountain View, Calif., came about through Diane’s interest in history, traditional hand crafts, and a preference for natural products. She began by supplying friends and family with handmade soap and what started as a hobby, soon grew into a successful home-based business. All the products at Frontier Angel are made by hand from proprietary formulas with a natural-as-can-be philosophy in mind. Diane prefers to use only vegetable-based raw ingredients, while striving to use locally sourced ingredients in her products whenever possible. Frontier Angel Soap can be found in various specialty stores throughout Nevada County and at local farmers’ markets during the summer months. Diane is a participating Back to Basics vendor at this year’s Fall Home & Harvest Festival, teaching you the step of making soap in your home. Stop by and listen to Diane’s demonstration on making soap from grocery store ingredients on Saturday from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Glycerine for the good Most of the cleansing bars sold commercially are not real soap any more, they are called “syndet bars” or synthetic detergent bars and are made from synthesized chemicals, fillers, petrochemicals, preservatives, synthetic dyes and artificial fragrances. Syndet bars have had their naturally occurring glycerine removed during a milling process. Glycerine is not only beneficial in soap, but it’s also good in lotion and cream as well. Glycerine is a skin soothing emollient, a humectant that draws moisture to the skin and while eliminated from syndet bars, about 20 percent of naturally occurring glycerine is retained in handmade soap. Scent sense Most, if not all, commercial detergent bars are artificially scented, even some handmade soaps contain artificial fragrances. Reading and understanding the ingredient label will help you discern real ingredients from artificial. Some soaps may seem to be naturally scented but really are not. For example, fragrances such as cucumber or strawberry, most fruits, and some flowers (lilac, honeysuckle, etc.) are not available naturally and are actually created in the lab by blending sometimes hundreds of aroma chemicals. Rare flower essences such as jasmine and sandalwood are available, but exorbitantly expensive and it’s not cost effect for soap makers. Real handmade soap should be naturally scented with essential oils. Essential oils are distilled or pressed from the leaves, flowers, or roots of plants and can easily be identified on an

ingredient label as “peppermint oil” or “lavender essential oil.” Avoid products with additives labeled as “perfume,” “fragrance,” or “extract of” as these indicate artificial fragrances. Animal, vegetable or mineral? When choosing your personal cleansing product, also consider whether you prefer vegetable based products or animal. Some commercial cleansing bars contain tallow — also known as “sodium tallowate.” Tallow is the fat from cows. While animal fat is cheap and easily accessible, some handmade soap makers, such as Frontier Angel Soap, prefer to go the all vegetable oil route. The synergy of many different oils available combine to create unique soap offerings, the soap maker is only limited by their imagination and creativity. Contact Frontier Angel Soap at: P.O. Box 827, Grass Valley, (530) 274-3711 or www. frontierangel.com

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a closer look at your vendor: A to Z Supply

Making homemade apple butter and holiday treats
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oin A to Z Supply in their informative demonstration on making and canning your own homemade apple butter and other goodies from your pantry for the holiday season. Certified Master Food Preserver, April Reese will be on hand Saturday from 2:45-3:15 p.m. and Sunday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. , along with her fellow employees to teach goodie making. Reese is newly certified through the UC Davis Cooperative extension, and also runs the garden center at A to Z Supply. A longtime vendor of The Union’s home shows, they are answering the call of helping their community with not only educating the public with growing their own food, but also how to preserve it safely. When it gets to be this time of year, everyone thinks of fall football games, homecoming, and with Halloween just around the corner there are lots of goodies to be made. One thing we can make and preserve is items with pumpkins and apples. From dehydrating apples to apple butter, and pumpkin bread and pies to just about anything you can think of with these fruits and vegetables. Goodies from your pantry and items that you can make for the upcoming holiday season are not stressful if you plan ahead. We are all busy with kids, grandparents, family, after school activities and just the daily grind, but just think if you got three or four friends together and you all brought something to make, you could get a lot accomplished. Stop by and see A to Z at the Home & Harvest Festival, we will have free soil testing and two demonstrations on how to get the most from your pantry for goodies during the holiday season. Stop by and try the apple butter and other goodies we will have for you to sample. Enjoy and hope to see you there. A to Z Supply is located at 13396 Ridge Road, Grass Valley, (530) 273-6608 , atozsupply.com.

apple butter
this is one of easier items to make, especially if you use your crock pot. 4 pounds of apples 2 cups of water ½ cup sugar to 1 cup of pulp or to taste 2 tbsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of cloves ½ tsp allspice and one vanilla stick – scored and placed in crock pot with apples (optional)
Peel, core and cut up apples and put in crock pot with water. Cook on high for 1 hour, turn to low and cook until the consistency is to your liking. Pour apple butter into half-pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wire rims, place lids and bands on jars, tighten finger tight. Process jars in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes at sea level. Don’t forget your altitude adjustment by increasing your processing time 5 minutes. so, for the Grass valley area it would a time of 15 minutes. this recipe should yield about 6 half-pint jars.

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a closer look at your vendor: Fire Safe Council

Home for the Holidays

with fire safety in mind
The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County will present a vegetation management workshop during the upcoming Home & Harvest Festival. Nevada County is a high wildfire hazard area and residents are required under state law to provide defensible space around their homes. Implementing defensible space should balance wildfire mitigation while providing an aesthetic home setting. Other considerations include wildlife habitat, soil erosion, water conservation and energy consumption. Learn about creating defensible space, unintended consequences to avoid, proper pruning techniques and various management methods such as browsing and competition. A licensed herbicide advisor and applicator will also provide education on how to properly use products to eradicate the toughest invasive weeds. Guests will receive a comprehensive plant guide to provide options for landscaping with a fire wise focus on framing the structure. Learn about free landowner assistance programs to achieve your defensible space goals by attending one of the two workshops – Saturday, 3:30-4 p.m. or Sunday 11 – 11:30 am. If you’re unable to make the workshop, contact the Fire Safe Council for personalized service at (530) 272-1122.

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a closer look at your vendor: Apollo Olive Oil

Identifying the purest of olive oils
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merica is waking up to the real pleasures of olive oil. Besides dipping bread and dressing salads, extra virgin olive oil is a great condiment for steamed vegetables, hot soups, and finishing meats of all sorts. It is also perfect for sautéing, frying, and even replacing butter in baking. Beware of exceptionally low prices Unlike wine, olive oil does not improve with age. Millers that are proud of their oils put the harvest date on the bottles. Olive oil is at its freshest during the first year, and mellows nicely up to another year. Is the milling date on the label? Light and heat accelerate aging, and even good olive oils eventually turn rancid. Clear bottles let in light, setting off chemical reactions that produce tired, oxidized flavors. Oil doesn’t like to be refrigerated, but near the stove can be too warm, quickly aging the oil. Buy olive oil in dark bottles, and store it in a dark cupboard, away from the stove. It is also better to buy oil in a size that will be used up in a month or so. How to taste olive oil Olive oil tasting, like wine tasting, is fun and educational. Comparing two or more oils makes it easier to remember differences. With practice, the smells and flavors become familiar and it is easy to recognize wellmade oils. Pour about 2 tablespoons of the olive oil into a small glass. The color should range from green to golden yellow, depending on how mature the olives were when harvested. A very light or colorless oil though, is not a good sign. Cover the glass and roll it around until the oil warms How to buy olive oil The University of California, Davis recently published a study that laid bare the inner workings of the olive oil industry. They select the top-selling imported and domestic brands of olive oil and determined how many oils labeled “extra virgin” live up to the name. Only one-third of the imported oils passed the tests, but 90 percent of the California oils did. Considering that 99 percent of the olive oil consumed in the U.S. is imported, two out of three olive oils labeled“extra virgin” are not really extra virgin at all, despite the words. In addition, good California olive oils can be certified by the COOC (California Olive Oil Council), which guarantees that the oil lives up to the standards for extra virgin. Choose a Californian olive oil, and especially if it has the COOC seal. Inexpensive olive oils are not a good deal, because they are just lubricants, not healthy foods. They lack the flavor and beneficial antioxidants of true extra virgin olive oils.

up, coats the glass, and is ready to give out its fragrance. Hold the glass close, sniff a few times, and note the aromas — they should be distinct and pleasant — like fresh veggies. If there’s no smell, there probably won’t be much flavor either. Take a small sip, swirl it around, and then pull in a little air, making a froth that gives better contact to the taste buds. Note the flavors. Unfortunately, many olive oils sold in the U.S. have virtually no flavor — they are just lubricants. Pleasant flavors vary depending on the variety, and range from sweet (like tropical fruit) to green (like wheat grass, artichokes or green tomatoes) to nutty (like raw walnuts, almonds or pine nuts). A certain amount of bitterness (like hops), pungency (like hot peppers) and astringency (like persimmons) are to be expected, and come from the natural antioxidants in the oil. The intensity of these flavors may be strange at first, but with time, they become agreeable. Unpleasant flavors are easy to recognize (yuck!) and are called things like fusty (moldy olives), vinegary (bruised, spoiled olives), or rancid (old, oxidized oil — like stale peanuts). The aftertaste should be pleasant and clean. Swirl and drink water to refresh the taste buds between tastes. Contact Apollo Olive Oil at: (877) 776-0703 or www.apollooliveoil.com

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spinning and weaving:
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ith many Americans becoming more interested in “going green” and getting back to basics, there has been a revival of many traditional crafts such as spinning, weaving and knitting. Kerry Anderson and Joan Clappier both raise alpacas in Grass Valley and enjoy working with the fiber from their own animals. Spinning is how alpaca, wool, and other fibers are turned into yarn, and weaving can be done on a wide variety of looms with many different materials. Whether you raise fiber animals or purchase fiber or yarn, spinning and weaving can be relaxing and enjoyable. We will be demonstrating and explaining the fundamentals of : Spinning fiber into yarn, weaving yarn on a couple of types of looms The demonstrations will utilize equipment made by Schacht, one of the top manufacturers of spinning wheels, looms and accessories. A Star Alpacas sells Schacht equipment and offers spinning and weaving classes. We can help you get started in one or both of these crafts and help you select the right equipment.

a closer look at your vendor:

Making your own yarn

Pine Tree Quilt Guild

Quilt made by home show goers to be auctioned off at breast cancer awareness event
The Pine Tree Quilt Guild was founded in 1984 and has grown to over 250 creative traditional, contemporary, Jr., & Hand quilters. In our 27 years we have fostered a love of quilting through our guild meetings, education outreach in our area schools, including scholarships given to high school graduates continuing on to an arts degree in college. We also give quilts to fire victims via the Red Cross. We give to women’s shelters, and children’s homes. We have given to Hospice and the Cancer Center. This quilt you will be helping to make will be given to 2010’s Paint the Town Pink. Come and see us Saturday and Sunday and help make a quilt!

Opus Two Alpacas
opus two alpacas in Grass valley represents both the animal and fiber sides of the alpaca industry. alpacas are gentle, curious, intelligent animals and each has its own unique personality. they are good with children, easy to care for and gentle on the land. opus two sells both breeding stock and fiber/pet alpacas. Clappier offers an introduction to alpaca ranching class each year for people who want to learn more about alpaca ownership, as well as other classes. education, mentoring, and after-sales support are priorities at opus two alpacas. Clappier got into the alpaca business because of her love of animals but she is now equally in love with the wonderful fiber produced by her alpacas. she sells fiber, rovings, yarn and hand-made products from her own alpaca fiber. Weaving has become a passion. Her ranch store is open by appointment and at ranch open houses and she sells at local events including the Country Christmas Faire. opus two alpacas is pleased to be returning to the Fall Home & Harvest Festival this year, collaborating with a star alpacas for a joint product booth and demonstration of spinning and Weaving.

the making of a 9-patch quilt block
A Star Alpacas
a star alpacas in Grass valley has been in business twelve years. in 1997, Bob and Kerry anderson purchased three alpacas. this was the start of fulfilling their dream of working together in a business that allowed them to enjoy a rural lifestyle, interact daily with wonderful animals and enjoy the exciting world of fiber arts. the andersons participate in several shows each year, including the estes Park Wool market and the Grass valley Christmas show at the fairgrounds. the andersons have a studio at their ranch where they sell alpaca yarns and fiber that are hand dyed and hand painted by Kerry. they sell schacht looms and spinning wheels and offer a variety of beginning weaving and spinning classes. the studio is open by appointment. a star alpacas is pleased to be able to participate in the Fall Home & Harvest Festival’s “Back to Basics” with opus two alpacas. Both ranches will be demonstrating spinning and Weaving, which are some of the oldest crafts and arts known to man. a revival of these basic arts has occurred in the last few years. they are rewarding, fun and practical. you can join the fun too!

• Pick out the fabric • Cut the fabric to the size required • Now you cross cut to make the block • Place the blocks into the desired pattern • 3 across and 3 down • take the final choices to the sewing machine • sew the 3 horizontal rows across using a 1/4” seam allowance • Press each row • then sew the vertical rows using a 1/4” seam allowance • Congratulations you now have a 9-patch block!
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chinese food crepes coffee poffertjes with sweet butter cream, strawberry tacos, quesadilla, and tamales hamburgers, polish dogs, corndogs, bbq pork, tri-tip sandwich, mozzarella sticks, fries kettle corn

Lazy dog ice cream Maui wowi of sacramento nevada city chamber of commerce s & K Gourmet Mini donuts tattles old Fashion soda the orient we cook For you wellmon concessions

handmade ice-cream coffee, specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, etc. Beer & wine mini donuts old fashion soda; black cherry, root beer, sarsaparilla, orange, and vanilla cream Lumbia-phillipina egg roll, bbq on a stick, macro and rice tri-tip, chicken sandwich, burgers, hotdogs, nachos, fries, shaved ice, smoothies turkey, roast beef, veggie sandwiches, beef tip, pastrami, chicken, fries, corn dogs

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American red cross Anew day uc regents wolf creek Lodge women-of-worth nevada county tea party patriots (530) 265-1515 (530) 271-1100 a faith based organization that provides counseling, www.anew-day.com (530)889-7385 trained Master gardeners ceplacernevada.ucdavis.edu (530) 478-1970 co-housing in Grass Valley. www.wolfcreeklodge.org (530)272-2808 www.nctpp.org (530) 272-6851 wow assists families in crisis www.women-of-worth.org coalition for drug Free nevada county (530) 273-7956 substance abuse prevention, www.drugfreenevadacounty.org

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olive oil and vinegar wrought iron garden works- items tomatoes, peppers, squash, flowers, and more hand thrown ceramic pottery and bead earrings

radical racers Awesome Jump houses & slides Faces n things nevada county narrow Gauge pumpkin patch

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by food court center of lawn outside of pumpkin patch ghost tours middle of grounds

family friendly entertainment at a great price , www.danwilesentertainment.com face painting, painted rocks, earrings Building near the main gate Free pumpkin patch & paint A pumpkin, sponsored by ridge Feed & B&c true Value

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A & A Air conditioning, heating & sheet Metal A Better insulation co. A-1 stoves Aaron’s precise painting All About Gutters Bamboo home store Barbara hatrnick “the shady Lady” Barney chiropractic Bathfitter Beam “ easy Living” center Budget Blinds Byers’ LeafGuard california craftsman dean Fabrication don Adams Antenna satellite services economy pest control edward Jones Granite transformations Grass Valley Air conditioning Gutter Glover of nevada county Gutter topper/ right choice home improvement h.d. productions imel Flooring Kitchen craft Kraft Kitchens Linen’s wholesale network real estate phantom screens/newcastle screen company piziali construction inc. points west Argo, inc rinky dink Builders rivers west waters screenmobile54 the hang up

24 48 33 35 45 25 39 41 21 19 & 20 8 3 & 4 12 & 13 47 30 29 22 48 37 & 38 50 & 51 27 & 28 10 17&18 31 & 32 40 23 7 49 56 43 & 44 15 & 16 5 11 6 52 34 53 26 55

(530) 273-1301 (916) 802-9792 (530) 477-1979 (530) 432-5207 (530) 885-9900 (530) 272-0303 (530) 478-1472 (530) 887-2150 (916) 204-9619 (530) 269-2700 (530) 274-1122 (530) 272-8272 (530) 887-1857 (530) 477-2524 (530) 274-3709 (530) 273-1766 (530) 274-3445 (530) 892-1600 (530) 272-8171 (530) 263-1944 (530) 272-9660 (310) 493-8293 (530) 432-8945 (352) 483-7600 (530) 263-0602 (208) 862-9286 (530) 272-8885 (916) 663-2633 (530) 272-2367 (530) 671-6905 (530) 877-0447 (530) 368-7873 (530) 878-0784 (530) 432-4126 (530) 913-0087 (916) 638-0123 (916) 678-4212 (916) 616-6310 (530) 272-6657

heating and air conditioning, sheet metal, indoor air quality & duct cleaning radiant barrier insulation wood, gas, pellet stoves and fireplaces interior, exterior, cabinets, decks, residential & commercial gutters and gutter guards www.bamboohomestore.com hunter douglas shutters, shades and blinds natural healthcare, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, supplements bath tub and shower vacuum, security and intercom systems, home theater window coverings, retractable awnings and screen doors complete rain gutter systems and rain harvesting systems windows and doors installation and sales granite and tile-including many other stones tV satellite services general pest control services & insect displays retirement and investment granite countertops hVAc www.gutterglove.com gutter topper/seamless gutters and retractable screens smart living “steam mop” hardwood-carpet-laminated-tile-and window coverings, specialty flooring waterless cookware and cooking show custom cabinets, stunning granite, glass, wood and quartz countertops sanders collection sheet set real estate information retractable screens, motorized patio shades general contractor golf carts and utility vehicles roofing, siding, windows and decking water filtration mobile window and door screens, sunscreen, new screens, rescreens closets-garage-office-pantry-entertainment centers- wall beds and more! comprehensive environmental consulting and testing, indoor air quality investigations, mold inspections, thermal imaging, garage cabinets tub/shower, windows, doors, gutter protection, radiant barrier, shutters,siding whole house fans remodeling design and construction

www.aaheating.com www.abetterinsulation.com

www.shadenblinds.hdspd.com www.chirosport.com www.bathfitter.com www.beameasy.com www.budgetblinds.com www.byersleafguard.com www.californiacraftsman.com www.deanfabrication.com www.economypestcontrol.com www.edwardjones.com www.granitetransformations.com

www.imelflooring.com www.americraftcookware.com www.kraftkitchens.net www.network-realestate.com www.pizialiconstruction.com www.ezgolfcart.com www.rinkydinkbuilders.com www.riverswestwater.com www.screenmobile.com www.thehangup.com www.thermalsolutions.net www.wereorganized.net www.weatheritewindows.com www.whfan.com www.wrightbuilt.biz

thermal solutions- environmental Knowledge Group we’re organized wheatherite whole house Fan & Gutter Guard wrightBuilt home remodel, design & construction

H arves t H un t:
1.
presented by Foothill country sheds: What are the advantages of Foothill Country Sheds?
Visit the Foothill country sheds booth, located outside at booth # 34 for the answer. _____________________________________ _____________________________________

Welcome to the 2010 Fall Home & Harvest Festival Harvest Hunt. Answer the questions below from all of the participating vendors and bring this completed form to The Union booth (located in the lobby of the main building) to be eligible to win great prizes! Prizes will be given away all weekend long by the participating vendors listed below.

4.

presented by the union newspaper’snewspapers in education program: What day does Kids Scoop run in The Union?
Visit the union’s nie booth, inside the lobby of the main building for the answer. _____________________________________ _____________________________________

7.

presented by the nevada city chamber of commerce: What are the dates of the upcoming Victorian Christmas in Nevada City?
Visit the nevada city chamber of commerce’s beer & wine booth at the gazebo outside of the food court to get the answer. _____________________________________ _____________________________________

P rizes

2.

presented by Rainforestalive: What skin care products have NO preservatives, chemicals, alcohol, harsh detergents, waxes, mineral oil, or artificial fragrances and colors?
Visit the Rainforestalive booth, located outside at crafters corner for the answer. _____________________________________ _____________________________________

5.

presented by Gurrlie Girl: How can you become debt-free in less than a year?
Visit Gurrlie Girl’s booth, located outside in crafters corner for the answer. _____________________________________ _____________________________________

8.

3.

presented by plan it solar: When compared to all other cities across California, how does Nevada City rank in solar systems per household?
Visit the plan it solar booth, located outside at booth # 79 for the answer. _____________________________________ _____________________________________

6.

presented by Grass Valley soap: What is the reaction called when oils and Alkali solution are mixed?
Visit Grass Valley soap’s booth, located outside in crafters corner for the answer. _____________________________________ _____________________________________

presented by economy pest control, inc.: Bed Bugs are becoming a hot topic in the news. Bed Bugs inflict a painless bite and feed late at night for about 10 to 15 minutes. People might not even know a house is infested because of the late hours and darkness that the bugs are active. Inflamed spots on skin and blood spots on the mattress are key indicators of their presence. They usually infest a structure by hitchhiking on luggage or second-hand furniture and articles. Are they able to fly?
Visit the economy pest control booth locate din the main building # 11 to get the answer. _____________________________________ _____________________________________

A & A Air conditioning: gift certificate for electrostatic filter A to Z supply: canning kit Affordable painting: $100 gift certificate Astar Alpacas: 2 skeins alpaca yarns Barbara hatrnick “the shady Lady”: $100 gift certificate for hunter douglas products Bud Miglues: handmade folding table & bench set Budget Blinds: $200 gift certificate Byer’s Leafguard: squirrel basket calolea olive oil: olive oil products copper river creations: copper wind spinner dean Fabrication: granite cutting board debi’s deliciously scented candles: 16oz crème Brulee jar candle don Adams Antenna: dVd/Vcr economy pest control: pest control service certificate $175 value Fire safe council: firewise t-shirt and book Frontier Angel soap: box of all natural, locally made soap Grass Valley soap: gift basket $50 value Gurrlie Girl: $25 gift certificate jerry’s tooling: garden trellis owl creek Lumber: $100 gift certificate toward a chain saw carving, existing or custom, or done at your home or place of business rainforestalive: rainforest tea refried greens: hand thrown French butter dish ridge Feed & supply: tBA sierra solar systems: solar battery charger trailscape: 1/2 mile custom trial design trees unlimited: $200 gift certificate off any tree service, packaged in a pretty houseplant wood heat stoves & solar: single Beam spinning disco laser and chimney sweep- single story, low pitch roof home- single sweep

FREE N I PUMPK * PATCH
*LARGE pumpkins and Painta-pumpkin for donation to Paint the Town Pink sponsored by:

& Paint-a-Pumpkin
at the

Pumpkin Patch

Fall Home & Harvest Festival
OCTOBER 16 & 17 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds
october 16 & 17, 2010 | Home & Harvest Festival

12892 Ridge Rd., GV (near Alta Street)

273-3886

PLAY YOUR PART!

10110 Harvest Lane, PV

432-2835

Purchase Pink bags of Purina Mills animal feed during the month of October at Ridge Feed or Simply Country and a $1 per bag will be donated to Paint the Town Pink, benefiting local advancement in breast cancer care. Purina Mills will also be donating a portion of the proceeds to national breast cancer research!

www.THEUNION.com
Great People Connecting Communities

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Business Booth# phone Business description weBsite

Abercrombie & co. Ace welding Acton Arboriculture Affordable painting All phase Land clearing All seasons pools & spas AsAp satellites carpet pro copper river creations custom Landscapes epic Builders, inc es electric and solar Foothill country sheds Gold country roofing Guildhall ent. infinity const. Kerrock Kitchen & Bath Milgard windows owl creek Lumber plan it solar ridge Feed & supply schroder patio and Garden select Floor care sierra solar systems sierra timberline solarise tim the treeman trailscape trees unlimited Video Busters wood heat stoves & solar

80 75 69 42 47 6 1 52 68 50 46 34 39 41 44 2 35 65 79 81 32 73 38 3 40 33 72 45 70 36

(530) 432-2499 (530) 274-8965 (530) 272-8224 (530) 308-4463 (530) 265-3867 (916) 223-3474 (530) 432-5700 (209) 295-7225 (530) 559-3135 (530) 798-3601 (916) 663-0557 (530) 333-3690 (530) 477-2760 (530) 274-8652 (530) 559-8143 (916) 652-2600 (916) 240-8437 (530) 906-7123 (530) 432-3776 (530) 273-3806 (916) 769-1039 (530) 477-2782 (530) 273-6754 (530) 273-4822 (916) 630-8782 (530) 265-6202 (530) 852-5155 (530) 271-5536 (530) 432-8175 (530) 675-2770 (530) 265-8618

fireplaces, awnings ironwork tree service, landscaping, restoration, vegetation management, consulting all girls painting team offering quality with affordable painting job for your home or business logging, hazard tree removal, tree trimming, mechanical brush cutting, fire prevention, land improvement spas, covers, pools dish network tV and dish internet carpet cleaning services copper wind spinners, humming bird feeders & gel candles landscape home remodels and repairs solar pv electronic sheds, barns, carports, outdoor accessories roofing, durolast, gutter guard leaf solutions, composition shingles “your Generator specialist”- standby & portable generators general contractor kitchens & bathrooms windows and doors chainsaw woodcarvings, portable sawmill & logging renewable energy products-photovotaic, hydro , wind Backyard fountain and pottery wild bird wood & pollylumber, patio furniture and garden art carpet, tile, rug cleaning full line solar design, sales & installation woodstoves & more solar tubes and solar powered attic fans the tree care professional for all your tree needs; pruning, removals, cabling, bracing, diagnosis, consultation- certified Arborist trail builder tree service www.tuffgrass.com satellite tV systems, satellite internet, broadband internet, all accessories wood, gas & pellet stoves, fireplaces and inserts. solar energy products and landscape & effect lighting www.videobusters.net www.woodheatstoves.com www.seletcarpetcleaning.com www.sierrasolar.com www.sierratimberline.com www.getsolarise.com www.timthetreeman.net www.trailscape.com www.kerrock.com www.milgard.com www.owlcreeklumber.com www.planitsolar.com www.customlandscapes.biz www.epic-builders.net www.eselectricalinc.com www.shedsandshelters.com www.goldroof.com www.guildhallenterprises.com www.allseasonspools-spas.com www.mrdishman.com www.internetiron.com www.zenoacton.com

77 & 78 (530) 888-9889

tuff Grass, inc in front of main

DECORATE • RENOVATE • INSPIRE!

Back to Basics
Business phone description weBsite

Frontier Angel soap Fire safe council A to Z supply A-star Alpacas opus two Alpacas Apollo olive oil pine tree Quilt Guild

(530) 274-3711 (530) 272-1122 (530) 274-3871 (530) 274-8748 (530) 346-7157 (877) 776-0703 (530) 477-8858

soap vegetation management free soil testing, canning supplies Alpaca products including yarn, socks & hats Alpaca Fiber & product made from alpaca fiber olive oil quilts

www.frontierangel.com www.firesafecouncilnevco.com www.atozsupply.com www.astaralpacas.com www.opustwoalpacas.com www.apollooliveoil.com www.pinetreequilt.com 

0 Home & Harvest Festival | october 16 & 17, 2010

Learn from the pros!
NEVADA COUNTY’S LARGEST HOME EXPO

Save The Date!

Crafters
Business phone description weBsite

debi’s deliciously scented candles Grass Valley soap Gurrlie Girl h&h painting Jewelry By hart Life’s Ambitions Michael Kerby Michael’s woodcraft rainforestalive spectrum Galleries Bud Migues house of Agate

(530) 742-2350 (530) 273-6236 (916) 365-3830 (916) 992-8736 (530) 273-9125 (916) 929-6764 (530) 283-4834 (707) 365-2586 (530) 305-4065 (916) 933-2748 (530) 432-2095 (415) 730-9110

candles, incense, halos, jewelry, soap & cream Jewelry, accessories, hats, shirts, purses painting and wall décor. jewelry headbands, jewelry, clothing, and baby items note cards, screensavers and more! garden art knitted scarves, hats Amazon herbal skin care Baltic sea amber jewelry set in silver hand-carved wood products earrings, rings, bracelets, and pendants

www.villiagepottery.com www.grassvalleysoap.com www.gurrliegirl.com

Saturday & Sunday April 16 & 17
NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

2011

www.michaelkerby.com www.michaelswoodcraft.com www.rainforestalive.com

SIGN UP TO BE A VENDOR today!

530-477-4241
theunion.com/homeshow

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Thursday October 28, 2010 5-8:30pm
Nevada County Fairgrounds MAIN BUILDING
Vendors • Giveaways • Music Silent Auction Wine • Food • Raffles Fashion Show with Blue Moon Apparel,

A VERY SPECIAL EVENT TO BENEFIT ADVANCEMENT OF BREAST CANCER CARE IN OUR COMMUNITY

HONORING THE WOMEN OF NEVADA COUNTY 

Home & Harvest Festival | october 16 & 17, 2010

Can’t come to the event, but still want to show your support?

Tomfoolery, Wild Side & the Grande Finale presented by Troupe De Trash

Get Your Tickets Today!
$30 Advance / $35 Door
Donate your hair to
sponsored by

at e Union or the Home & Harvest Show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
www.THEUNION.com
Great People Connecting Communities

to purchase tickets

Donate to the silent auction, donate money to support the cause or even become a sponsor!
Call today to VOLUNTEER, donate to the cause or to become a vendor! 530-477-4241 theunion.com/pink

Winner annouced in

e Union October 18!

HAIR • NAILS • SKIN

NEVADA COUNTY’S PREMIER WOMEN’S EXPO

$500

100% of proceeds go to Newspapers VALUE WIN THIS BIKE! in Education

Support Nevada County Schools with Newspapers in Education.

PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE UNION NEWSPAPER OR TOUR OF NEVADA CITY BICYCLE SHOP

Sign up to be a vendor today!

Bike! Last chance

Donations: $5 per ticket OR 5 tickets for $20

For contest rules and regulations, go to www.theunion.com/bike. Need not be present to win.

MOUNTAIN BIKE DONATED BY: T TOUR OF NEVADA CITY BICYCLE SHOP DAYS 457 SACRAMENTO ST., NEVADA CITY (530) 265-2187 TOUROFNEVADACITY.COM

OPEN 7

BECOME PART OF THE CURE!

INA Mountain W

Your Neighborhood
home & garden center

Great Prices! Friendly Hometown Service!

Nursery Project
Expert advice for all your gardening needs
october 16 & 17, 2010 | Home & Harvest Festival

Paint Project
Everything you need for indoor or outdoor painting
1940 - 2010
ANNIVERSARY

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Building Project
All the materials you will need

Monday - Saturday 7:30 -6:00 Sunday 8:00 - 5:00

MEMBER N.E. CA.

2032 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley 273-6105 bandcgrassvalley.com

Customer Service
Always here to help 

FRESHEN UP YOUR

HOME
FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
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October Is IMPROVEMENT month at HFL!
&
Friday, October 22nd Saturday, 23rd & Sunday, 24th
Highest Quality Self-Priming Paint

1 Rated Paint By J.D. Power & Associates!
“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Interior Paints”

Save On New Appliances For The Holidays!

ALL APPLIANCES FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 
Home & Harvest Festival | october 16 & 17, 2010

Including
Give The Gift That Always Fits Just Right!
OPEN 7 Days a Week DELIVERY AVAILABLE 7 Days a Week OUTDOOR LIVING & GARDEN CENTER Available at Both Locations COMPLETE RENTAL CENTER Available at Both Locations APPLIANCE SALES & DELIVERY 7 Days a Week

Hills Flat Lumber Co.
GRASS VALLEY
530
380 Railroad Avenue

273-6171 346-8685

COLFAX STORE
530

1000 South Canyon Way

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